Inside UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte to host acclaimed international water research competition

UNC Charlotte has been selected to host the United States leg of a competition for one of the world’s most prestigious awards in water-related research. The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is presented to one high school student annually for research in water and sustainability issues.

Charlotte Teachers Institute’s ‘Exploding Canons’ series to explore Latinos in the New South

The Southeastern United States is now the nation’s fastest-growing Latino region, with many historians calling this cultural shift the South’s biggest post-Civil Rights story. To better understand this powerful transformation, Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI), in conjunction with the Levine Museum of the New South, will explore the impacts of Latinos on the New South through its Exploding Canons interdisciplinary speakers program. This event is scheduled for 5:15 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.

‘Transparent’ actor Ian Harvie to deliver OUTSpoken Series lecture

Issues related to the trans and gender nonconforming community are being discussed locally and nationally as well-known public figures have shared their transition process. As part of the conversation, this year’s UNC Charlotte OUTSpoken Speaker series is bringing to campus Ian Harvie, a transgender comedian who has appeared in the award-winning program “Transparent” shown on Amazon. His free, public talk will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Cone University Center McKnight Hall.

City Startup Labs establishing Center of Excellence at UNC Charlotte

City Startup Labs (CSL) is establishing a Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurial Competency, Innovation and Leadership (CoE) at UNC Charlotte, in association with Ventureprise, a campus-based venture development organization.

The center will operate from Ventureprise offices in PORTAL. Ventureprise Inc. is a nonprofit corporation affiliated with UNC Charlotte that serves as a venture development organization for the University and the Charlotte region.

‘My UNC Charlotte’ to debut as new system portal

Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, the portal “My UNC Charlotte” will debut; it will eventually replace 49er Express on Nov. 16. As vendor support for 49er Express is ending, ITS has worked with faculty, staff and students to re-examine and optimize the University’s gateway to a myriad of systems and services that include Banner Self Service, Academic Advising and 49er Mart.

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Upcoming Events
Lean Six Sigma Orange Belt Certification course scheduled
8:30 AM at UNC Charlotte Center City
'Driving Employee Engagement and Retention' scheduled
6:00 PM at UNC Charlotte Center City
Course on business analysis success offered
9:00 AM at UNC Charlotte Center City
Legal affairs to hold fall symposium
8:30 AM to 1:38 PM at Barnhardt Student Activity Center
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Staff Council

The Staff Council was established to create and provide a more harmonious working environment for the staff of UNC Charlotte.

The Staff Council will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.

Nominate a colleague for the Staff Council Golden Nugget award.



Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is coordinating two on-campus flu shot clinics. Immunizations will be administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room.



Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is a policy making and consultative body, responsible for the quality of instruction and scholarship at the University.

The next council meeting will be at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in Cameron Applied Research Center, Room 101.

More about faculty governance.